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Bill Moyers: Remember the Victims, Reject the Violence

Friday, 21 December 2012 09:24 By Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company | Video Essay
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In this timely broadcast essay, Bill urges us to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by name. He also rejects the notion of doubling down on guns and armor as a response, and encourages all of us to work hard on realistic and moral solutions.

"Laws are hard to come by, civilization just as hard" Bill says. "But democracy aims for a moral order as just as possible — which means laws that protect the weak, and not just the strong."

Today we remember:

Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Rachel Davino, 29

Olivia Engel, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Hochsprung, 47

Madeleine Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Lauren Rousseau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison Wyatt, 6

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Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers is the managing editor of Moyers & Company and BillMoyers.com.


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Bill Moyers: Remember the Victims, Reject the Violence

Friday, 21 December 2012 09:24 By Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company | Video Essay
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In this timely broadcast essay, Bill urges us to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by name. He also rejects the notion of doubling down on guns and armor as a response, and encourages all of us to work hard on realistic and moral solutions.

"Laws are hard to come by, civilization just as hard" Bill says. "But democracy aims for a moral order as just as possible — which means laws that protect the weak, and not just the strong."

Today we remember:

Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Rachel Davino, 29

Olivia Engel, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Hochsprung, 47

Madeleine Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Lauren Rousseau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison Wyatt, 6

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers is the managing editor of Moyers & Company and BillMoyers.com.


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